Create an online space for publishing photos

Start an online gallery to showcase your photo collection, or create a single source compilation of flickr pics on any subject

Let your readers explore local, upcoming events

3-step photo publishing

Create and publish photo galleries in just 3 simple steps. Start by choosing a name and category for your gallery, upload photos to your gallery or select public domain photos from flickr, and finally caption your photos. It takes less than 2 minutes to publish a gallery with up-to 20 photos, so you can put your entire photo collection online – with just few hours of work.

Search and embed photos from Flickr,Shutterstock & Getty

While creating/editing a photo gallery, you can search through flickr, shutterstock & getty and add photos from flickr, shutterstock & getty photostreams. BlackMonk provides an integrated flickr, shutterstock & getty search option that lets you search and select photos from flickr, shutterstock & getty (with creative common attribution) – directly from your staff backend. You can even run multiple searches to find the right photos for your gallery.

Intuitive readers interface

Your online photo gallery offers an intuitive interface to the readers, providing them a convenient way to browse galleries by category. And, the built-in search allows quick access to photo galleries of interest.

Slideshow view

Readers can enjoy your photo galleries without messing around with thumbnail grids, or clicking on thumbnails (one at a time) to view photos in full size. Your photo galleries open in slideshow mode, so users can browse the gallery in serial order or use the filmstrip control for selective viewing of photos. The caption appearing on top-left corner of each photo tells users what the photo is all about, and users can choose to hide the caption – as and when required.

Featured galleries

Showcase the best of your photo galleries in the featured section.

Comments and social sharing

Allow users to post comments on your photo galleries, and share them on social media websites. Comment zone and share buttons, on each photo gallery page, drives active engagement and social sharing.

Photo publishing for users

Users can create galleries and upload photos/share flickr photostreams on your online photo gallery. The intuitive contributor dashboard provides a convenient way for creating /managing photo galleries. Users can tweak the SEO of their photo galleries, as well as track page views of their photo galleries.

SEO manager

Optimize the search ranking of your online photo gallery and drive traffic via targeted keywords. BlackMonk’s SEO management system lets you fine-tune the SEO of each photo gallery, so you can get maximum leverage from search driven traffic.

Staff backend for moderation

Manage your online photo gallery from the intuitive staff backend, where you can approve new galleries and edit, unpublish or delete existing ones. The notification area on the staff backend keeps you updated when someone creates or updates a photo gallery – providing a streamlined workflow for moderation of your photo gallery.

Administrator dashboard

BlackMonk provides a dedicated backend for website administration, where you can define categories and configure Flickr API to activate integrated Flickr search. You can also set moderation levels for approval of photo galleries created/updated by users.